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, 2011. we begin with breaking news out of the district. a u.s. park police officer on a motorcycle has been struck by a car. it happened on i-395 near seventh street behind lafont plaza. let's look live at a traffic camera from that area. the officer was being flown to the hospital and is critically injured. we're joined by phone with the latest. >> all lanes are blocked. not far from lafont plaza. we do have several vehicles involved in a motor vehicle collision. it is what we call a priority one, which is serious. the injuries don't appear to be life threatening, but they are serious. and as you said, the medevac helicopter just departed moments ago for a nearby trauma center. >> can you tell us what caused this accident. did a career e rear-end the motorcycle? >> people are looking into the circumstances how it did occur. but right now all lanes are closed. we got the call about 15 minutes ago. it's a developing scene for the most part. but all lanes are -- i can tell you that there are several other vehicles involved. i don't know how they all became involved. but they don't seem t
, celebrations in libya. protesters retain control of a city near the capital. why the u.s. government is questioning the mental state of moammar gadhafi. >>> plus, treasury secretary timothy geithner's plan to fix the housing market. he's on capitol hill right now. >>> another young star is in trouble. why singer christina aguilera was taken into police custody. with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you. -it was like, "wow!" -bam! [ male announcer ] decisions don't get any easier than this. now you can move up to fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year with no term contract required. [ mr. donovan ] we have more choices. so many more hi-def channels. with fios, i really feel like we're getting a great deal. [ male announcer ] call now and you'll get a special bonus: $100 back. but this is a limited time offer so don't wait. suddenly, hi-definition tv was really high-definition. the colors. the clarity. i didn't have that before. [ male announcer ] fios is a 100% fiber-optic network, with hd picture quality rated #1 by changewave resea
is saying about a scheduled house committee hearing into islamic radicalism in the u.s. >>> plus, gas prices climbing at a near-record pace. what you can do to find the best deals in your neighborhood. >>> and president obama is meeting right now with the prime minister of australia. what the prime minister is promising the u.s. this morning at the >>> right now, secretary of defense robert gates is meeting with the afghan president in kabul. he made a surprise visit to afghanistan overnight. the next two days, he will visit with u.s. troops in the south and east, where the taliban insurgency is the strongest. u.s. troops are set to begin withdrawal in july. this is the 13th trip to the country for gates. he was last there in december. >>> in a television interview, libyan leader moammar gadhafi accused al qaeda of causing the crisis in his country. gadhafi gave an exclusive interview to a french television station. the embattled leader denounced international groups from interfering in his country's affairs. meanwhile, libyan rebels say they need to regroup after an intense attack by forces
was plying over benghazi. a u.s. military search and rescue team found one crew member. the other ended up in the care of a libyan rebel group, but quickly separated himself and found the search and rescue team. we'll have more on the crash and the latest enforcement of the no-fly zone in the next half hour. >>> right now, montgomery police are investigating whether the murder of 41-year-old man is connected to a deadly shooting of an 81-year-old man. both shootings happened in olney within days of each other. tracee wilkins talked with one of the victims' uncle. >> reporter: montgomery police say this man was shot and killed here on this road on his way home from work. and now, they're investigating to see if this is possibly related to another murder that happened just last week. >> we are shocked. >> reporter: just after 4:00 p.m. yesterday when shots rang out in the 3400 block of north i street and olney. punyasara gedara shot multiple times. his uncle working in the front yard a few hundred yard as way heard the shots, and ran to the scene. >> i saw people running that way, and then i
in the largest class-action lawsuit in u.s. history. as many as 1 million current and former female walmart workers are suing the chain for what they call wage and gender discrimination. hundreds of protesters on both sides have been outside the supreme court all morning. at issue is whether the lawsuit should have been filed in the first place. lawyers for walmart say the sheer scope of the suit makes it impossible to launch an effective defense. depending on the court's decision, legal experts say either class-action lawsuits would be no more or it could be open season against big corporations. >>> well, let's take a look outside right now. we've got sunny skies on another very cold morning. tom kiernan's here with the very latest. we're enjoying this, tom. >> waiting for warmer weather and waiting and waiting and waiting. it's taking a while to get here, that's for sure. but at least it's looking like spring. cherry blossoms at peak around the tidal basin but a chill in the air. a breeze out of the north and west as well. though it's 43, it feels chilly with the northwesterly breeze arou
. >>> the african union is calling for a transitional government and elections in libya this morning as the u.s. plans to hand over operation of the no-fly zone to nato. u.s. military officials say nato will have full control of no-fly zone enforcement in the next day or two. but u.s. involvement will remain high because, along with britain and france, will continue to lead air attacks on ground targets to protect libyan civilians. representatives from gadhafi's regime are meeting with african leaders today who are attempting to find a political solution to this conflict. >>> our time right now nine minutes after 11:00. still to come, changes in the control tower, what's being done now to make sure the air traffic controller never falls asleep on the job again. plus, the population change in d.c., what's about to happen that hasn't been seen in over 50 years. >>> here's a live look at reagan national airport where major changes are now in place after an incident that has people around the world talking. the air traffic controller who admitted to falling asleep on the job is now suspended. now l
custody for the deadly shooting at a german airport that left two u.s. airmen dead. do police think he acted alone? >>> plus why beyonce is doing damage control after receiving money from the gadhafi family. >>> and is newt gingrich getting back into politics? this week, make pasta night more exciting for your family with a little help from the italian sausage experts: try... since 1945, this delicious italian sausage has been made with only the most premium cuts of pork and unique blends of quality herbs and spices you can actually see. and the taste? why not let the empty plates speak for themselves. make pasta night a weekly dinner your family looks forward to. choose johnsonville, america's favorite italian sausage. brand power. helping you buy better. >>> the suspect in the killing of two u.s. airmen in frankfort at the airport there yesterday has confessed to targeting the u.s. military. this information is according to a top german security official. it is considered a possible act of islamic terrorism but police believe the shooter angted alone and did not belong to a terrorist
recently moved to the u.s. after winning an immigration lottery that included a work visa. another man, nazir ahmad was found dead in the same area. >> our detectives are trying to determine if there was any relationship between these two individuals who on the surface would appear not to have a relationship. >> no arrests have been made in either case. investigators are still gathering evidence from the inside of lululemon, that store in bethesda, even a week and a half after the murder. detectives left with boxes and bags from the store yesterday. through a window, you can now see that the floor has been marked with tape, and investigators are mapping out the murder. police believe brittany norwood stabbed and beat jana murray to death using tools from the store. according to court documents murray suspected norwood of stealing from the store. norwood faces first degree murder charges. >>> a mother who had been missing in the district several day has now been found. 33-year-old emily hershenson disappeared early monday morning. her family and friends posted pictures on facebook and b
. >>> and tonight we're going to hear president obama's plan for the u.s. and the crisis in libya. he'll address the nation tonight from the national defense university here in washington. the white house says the president will discuss what actions the u.s. military has taken so far in libya. he'll also outline the transition to nato-led missions and the objective from here on. meanwhile in libya today, rebel forces say they captured moammar gadhafi's hometown without a challenge. nbc news has not confirmed that claim as of now. >>> taking a look outside right now, cloudy skies, very, very cold out there, if you haven't been outside yet, you're going to need your heavy coat. tom kierein joins us to tell us when winter is going to end. tom? >> i know. many of us want it to, and unfortunately, this chilly pattern, if you are a summer lover, unfortunately, this chilly pattern does continue here throughout much of the week. there will be a bit of a warm-up, though, for the weekend. we have that to look forward to. but between now and then, expect more chilly weather. right now, it's only in the mid
criticized the obama administration for not allowing more oil drilling in the u.s. >>> the rising prices are certainly being felt by drivers around the country. the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is now $3.60 a gallon. in d.c. even higher than that. $3.75 a gallon. however, that's actually down two cents a gallon overnight. in maryland about 3.58. virginia, 3.51 and west virginia about 3.65 a gallon. the national average is up 23 cents since last month and 80 cents since this time last year. >>> today members of congress will get what they have been asking for, a classified briefing on the mission in libya. secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates will head to the hill later this afternoon. meanwhile, rebels in the north african country are on the run. this morning they were forced out of the oil port of ras lanuf and they say they need better weapons to stand up to gadhafi's forces. president obama addressed arming the rebels in an interview with "nightly news" anchor brian williams last night. >> i'm not ruling it out, but i'm
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, his family and the u.s. government now have evidence that he may be alive. news4's melissa mollet is live in the newsroom and has more. >> reporter: good morning. bill levinson's family hasn't said exactly how they know he's alive. they say they received the proof late last year. until then, there have never been any indication of what happened to him. levinson was investigating a cigarette smuggling ring on the island of kish in march 2007 when he went missing. secretary of state hillary clinton says the government now has indications that he's being held somewhere in southwest asia. still they say it's unclear who is holding him. his family says they're encouraged by the information he's alive but are still worried about his safety and his health. levinson is diabetic and requires medication. they've gone to iran to look for him numerous times, spent years asking laurp ining lawmakers f >> i just know that my husband is missing and i want him home. >> our father is the greatest human being in the whole entire world to us. and we're in so much pain living without him. >> levinso
worries for the men working to repair it. >>> plus a path of destruction or severe weath >>> u.s. military officials say a french fighter jet shot down a libyan war plane this morning over the rebel-held town of misrata. it's the first time the international co-lig has had to enforce the no-fly zone. overnight french jets also began to strike targets deep within libya in an effort to slow the arms flow to gadhafi's troops. they hit targets in tripoli and misrata. >> i think there are any number of possible outcomes here, and no one's in a position to predict them. >> speaker of the house john boehner sent a letter to the white house asking the president to define america's mission in libya and detail a time frame to hand over leadership in the effort. >>> new from overnight israel launches an air strike against militant targets in the gaza strip. hamas said israeli aircraft hit its training facilities and smuggling tunnels beneath the gaza/egypt border. it comes after a bomb exploded in central jerusalem. it was the first bombing in jerusalem in several years. >>> and this morning two powe
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